IBEW Local 353 Toronto: Pathway Program

The IBEW 353 has partnered with The Aboriginal Apprenticeship Board of Ontario (AABO), Workforce Warriors, The Career Foundation, YWCA Toronto and Workers Health and Safety Centre to bring forward the Electric Pathway Program (The Pathway), a unique program preparing pre apprentices for entry into the IBEW 353 electrical trade. 


The 2022 – 2023 Pathway intakes will be for women, or anyone identifying as a woman, two spirit, nonbinary or other non-cis gendered persons with a welcoming focus on Indigenous and racialized and newcomer workers. The Pathway Program will provide 15 weeks foundational electrical skills training and arrange for 10 weeks job placement with IBEW employers, for each participant.

Tomorrow's Trades: Workforce Development Program

Tomorrow’s Trades was created to build pathways and remove barriers for those traditionally underrepresented in the skilled trades, including women, indigenous youth, black youth, persons with disabilities, newcomers, at-risk youth, returning veterans, reservists, cadets, and those from racialized communities. We want to equip those interested in pursuing a career in skilled trades with the construction sector essential skills needed to become a high-quality apprentice.
Program begins Spring 2022 in Ottawa, Sudbury, and Windsor

Job Posting: TTC seeking Electrician Apprentice

Last Day to Apply:  May 31, 2022

Spring 2022: Free Pre-Apprenticeship Program with the Ontario Masonry Training Centre

This program is for those who have the passion and interest for the Brick & Stone Masonry trade but lack the skills to be hired as an Apprentice by a masonry employer. This 28-32 week program provides basic theory and hands-on training for the brick and stone masonry field and introduction to refractory and restoration. Program begins Spring 2022

Paid Pre-Apprenticeship Program with Building Up

This 16-week pre-apprenticeship program is a earn-while-you-learn program that gives housing providers an opportunity to connect work that needs to get done in their buildings with the people in their buildings that need the work. Building Up was developed in Toronto to improve the city’s environmental efficiency, affordable housing stock, and most of all – to create a real pathway for individuals experiencing barriers to enter apprenticeships and careers in the trades. 

Toronto Community Benefits Network: Quick Start in Construction Program

Quick Start in Construction is a new 140-hour program that prepares those who want to work in construction trades to get ready with basic requirements and certifications, including Working at Heights, Elevated Work Platforms, WHMIS and Workplace Violence and Harassment.
Next program starts June 7th, 2022

Apply to become a Millwright apprentice with Millwright Local 2309

Apply to become a UBC Millwright Local 2309 Apprentice. Inquire about training and career opportunities on their website. 

Toronto Community Benefits Network: Newcomer Pathways Into Construction Program

New to Canada? Align your qualifications with the Canadian construction industry and connect with employers that are hiring. Program begins April 25th, 2022

George Brown College: Industrial Mechanic Millwright Pre-Apprenticeship

The Industrial Mechanic Millwright Pre-Apprenticeship Program is a FREE skills training program that enables students to explore and develop skills related to the Industrial Mechanic Millwright (433A) trade. Program begins June 20, 2022

Centennial College: Electrician Pre-Apprenticeship Program

Get a head start on an electrician apprenticeship career through Centennial College's pre-apprenticeship program in electrical construction and maintenance with an overview of refrigeration and air conditioning. This tuition-free program includes skills training and assistance finding a paid work placement with an employer. Program begins May 2nd, 2022

Don't see an opportunity listed? 

If you know of an opportunity that helps women secure experience, training, and knowledge within the skilled trades, or you know of an equitable pathway for women to enter into registered apprenticeship agreements - please do not hesitate to reach out to us at info@obctradeswomen.com